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by CharlieV453
April 22nd, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: HR Zones
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: HR Zones

Hi there. Just purchased a Polar OH1 HR monitor for the main purpose of keeping my HR down on long UT2 pieces. <> Any thoughts on what to go off? Thanks, Charlie Charlie, I'm not sure I understand your question (it did go on a bit). First of all, remember that HR is a proxy for metabolic processes ...
by CharlieV453
April 21st, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR Zones
Replies: 4
Views: 795

HR Zones

Hi there. Just purchased a Polar OH1 HR monitor for the main purpose of keeping my HR down on long UT2 pieces. My first piece (2x6k) was at a 152 hr and a 2.13 split. Repeating the workout the week after at a 154 required my splits to drop by 10 seconds to a 2.03 to reach the new HR derived from a c...
by CharlieV453
April 13th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

Before i started taking training really seriously I was doing the very short erg sessions and usually about 10 k on the water, 5 easy and 5 as a piece back. Jumped into about 2 or 3 x6k when I got my own erg and doubled the number off sessions. I can't remember how much rest I was taking but am now...
by CharlieV453
April 12th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

<> Patience is unfortunately not one of my virtues no matter how hard I try for it to be. I always want to see my results as soon as possible as afterwards but the current situation would give me time to not have to stress about seeing results, despite the increase of ergs and numerical data What d...
by CharlieV453
April 10th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

what did your training ramp up look like when you started adding in more volume of erging? Did you just jump right into 1.5 hour pieces? and what did it look like before? Reason i ask is, you often have to increase length of pieces and/or total volume gradually. Just because it feels easy when you ...
by CharlieV453
April 9th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

Dangerscouse wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 8:45 am
A good way to add variety is to change stroke rates e.g. 18/20/22/20/18 and to try and get absolute consistency for each split (that makes the time go faster)
Ok I might try that then every 5 or 10 minutes say
by CharlieV453
April 9th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

But James definitely has a point. If you want to be a top class athlete, you probably shouldn't be just throwing weights around with your mates (lots of bicep curls?). You need your programme to be properly balanced and thought through by a coach. Agreed there. Wasn't just biceps but a general body...
by CharlieV453
April 9th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

The only thing I remember doing more of was weights before I started going downhill. I was in the gym 3/4/5x a week with my friends Could there be a cause-effect relationship? What did you do there? From what one reads, strengthening works by damage > repair > growth > increase of muscle fibre, whi...
by CharlieV453
April 9th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

Hi Charlie, what sessions are you doing on your own? Are you doing enough long steady sessions? They may seem boring but they are what progress is built upon, along with a variety of pace / rates and intensities. Is there any way you can all ask your coach to add some structure to his programme, or...
by CharlieV453
April 9th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

Charley, you don,t tell what you actually do. So difficult to comment now. In genereal, rowing is about building a strong stroke and a good aerobic engine. This means do longer sessions, at lower rates. At ut2 pace mostly. Which would be roughly 2k plus 18/22 Go for 10k, if possible more. Shorter f...
by CharlieV453
April 6th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Training more but getting slower/not improving

Hi there. I've been rowing for about 5 years now starting at the age of about 12 at my local club and an now recently turned 16. Only the last 2 and a bit years have been taken seriously with good, competitive results and a fair few wins. However I've been noticing a clear drop in my performance ove...
by CharlieV453
December 5th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What would my free rate 2k be?
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: What would my free rate 2k be?

The French protocol %s are 92, 88, 88 and 91 with respect to a 500 test time: 1:27 --- 1:34.6 1:38.9 1:38.9 1:35.6 ---- 6:27.9 1:28 --- 1:35.7 1:40.0 1:40.0 1:36.7 ---- 6:32.4 1:29 --- 1:36.7 1:41.1 1:41.1 1:37.8 ---- 6:36.8 My 500 was a 1.28.9 but not in ideal conditions and on a dodgy erg and I d...
by CharlieV453
December 1st, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What would my free rate 2k be?
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: What would my free rate 2k be?

Looks as though you could be fit enough to try the French protocol as is; it'll give you a race plan too. I'm not, so all I do is derate the four 500s a bit. I've a 500 around 1:52, and a few days ago did a 2k at 2:09.4 - 2:10.8 - 2.10.0 - 2.03.6 The average was 2:08.5, so my pace derate was to 87%...
by CharlieV453
December 1st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What would my free rate 2k be?
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: What would my free rate 2k be?

Typically I find I do better setting myself a target goal and sticking to that throughout. I know I should be able to best a 1.40/500 so that's why I posted here to find out what's best to hold for the entire distance.
by CharlieV453
December 1st, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What would my free rate 2k be?
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: What would my free rate 2k be?

Recently I did a r26 5k with a time of 17:36.4 (1:45.6/500) which I think is near my best as of now. A few weeks back I did a r24 2k with a time of 6:40.1 (1:40/500) and was wondering how this would compare to my free rate 2k. My last free rate 2k was a 6:38.9 (1:39.7/500) but I think I could do a ...